Weekly News Circular – 30 June 2017

Each week the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 24 to 30 June 2017.


Cyber security awareness is growing amongst people todayThe Economic Times

Next wave of cyberattacks could target health devicesThe Business of Federal Technology

Six Steps for Lawyers to Secure their Cyber Walls (Perspective) – Bloomberg Law

Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech

Canadian court orders Google to remove sites from global search resultsThe Hill

Facebook deleting 66,000 posts a week in crackdown on hate speechPortland Press Herald


CancerLinQ Brings Big Data Insights to Oncology with FDA, NCI PartnersHealthIT Analytics

Can Your DNA Tell You the Healthiest Way to Live Your Life? – The Atlantic

Future-proofing ‘big data’ biological research depends on good digital identifiers – Phys.Org

What you post on social media could increase your health insurance premiumNews.Com.AU

Humanitarian Issues

Satellite data ‘important tool to tackle global humanitarian, migration, security challengesMalta Independent

Human Rights and Technology

Autonomous Robot Police Cars Are Patrolling—Where Else?: A country with a poor human rights record loves robotsThe Verge

Fake news: you ain’t seen nothing yet – The Economist

Should AI have human rights?The Drum News

Privacy and Surveillance

Child safeguarding cloaks state surveillance and data exploitationOpen Democracy

German Regulator Suspends Law on Storing Phone and Internet DataUS News and World Report

Perils of Back Door Encryption MandatesHuman Rights Watch

Why Google Wants to Help Law Enforcement Access Personal Data on the InternetThe Daily Signal

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